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Bedfordshire is not even Home Counties is it, never mind 'near London'?

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No it isn't...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Home_Counties_%281889_county_borders%29.svg

Livingstone's not Edinburgh...it's near it. ( 17 miles )

London's not luton..it's near it. ( 35 miles ).

I'm sure I could find even smaller house/Big disparity 17 miles from london.

What's your point ?

http://www.london-luton.co.uk/

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

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Well looks nice!! And Murieston is one of the better parts of Livingston.

However.......................

Livingston is a strange place - no civic amenities as the whole town centre is owned by Land Securities. Great if you like shopping centres. Not so great if you like libraries, theatres etc.

Also Livingston has very few good quality jobs so you are looking at commuting to Edinburgh or Glasgow. However the train is now pretty good from Livi North but would probably be an hour door to door at least. Car based for everything, even getting a pint of milk.

But to the naysayers its got to be better than down south??!!

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Scottish sale system of "offers over" means it may go for a lot more than that. I have no idea how anyone knows what to offer (i have heard that sellers expect around 20% over depending on interest) but watching LLL when they buy in scotland the offers over versus what they put a bid in for was sometimes miles over (granted it might just be Krustys expert buying strategy :P )

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Scottish sale system of "offers over" means it may go for a lot more than that. I have no idea how anyone knows what to offer (i have heard that sellers expect around 20% over depending on interest) but watching LLL when they buy in scotland the offers over versus what they put a bid in for was sometimes miles over (granted it might just be Krustys expert buying strategy :P )

Do you have property bee installed ?

05 October 2011

Initial entry found.

Full Histoy:

06 April 2013

Price changed: Guide Price £900,000 Offers Over £695,000

08 December 2012

Brief Description changed: An impressive detached Georgian Villa, with spacious accommodation of around 6,700 sq ft, perfect for entertaining and modern family living whilst retaining a number of fine period features and set within its own generous policies. EPC rating: F Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance (contd...)

28 November 2012

Status changed: from 'null' to 'Available'

Status changed: from 'Available' to 'null'

27 November 2012

Status changed: from 'Available' to 'null'

30 August 2012

Price changed: Guide Price £1,200,000 £900,000

05 November 2011

Brief Description changed: An impressive detached Georgian Villa Villa, with spacious accommodation of around 6,700 sq ft, perfect for entertaining and modern family living whilst retaining a number of fine period features and set within its own generous policies. Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Library, Dining Room, Kitchen, (contd...)

05 October 2011

Initial entry found.

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

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Do you have property bee installed ?

05 October 2011

Initial entry found.

Full Histoy:

06 April 2013

Price changed: Guide Price £900,000 Offers Over £695,000

08 December 2012

Brief Description changed: An impressive detached Georgian Villa, with spacious accommodation of around 6,700 sq ft, perfect for entertaining and modern family living whilst retaining a number of fine period features and set within its own generous policies. EPC rating: F Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance (contd...)

28 November 2012

Status changed: from 'null' to 'Available'

Status changed: from 'Available' to 'null'

27 November 2012

Status changed: from 'Available' to 'null'

30 August 2012

Price changed: Guide Price £1,200,000 £900,000

05 November 2011

Brief Description changed: An impressive detached Georgian Villa Villa, with spacious accommodation of around 6,700 sq ft, perfect for entertaining and modern family living whilst retaining a number of fine period features and set within its own generous policies. Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Library, Dining Room, Kitchen, (contd...)

05 October 2011

Initial entry found.

Nice reduction (I hope they weren't mentally spending that 1.2 million they thought they were going to get :lol:)

Well I guess that puts a ceiling on the 'offers over' they are going to get, based on 20% over this figure it equates to another drop of around 50k (assuming all buyers are au fait with property bee)

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Livingston is a bit of a s-hole, granted (I should know, I used to live there!), but if you can afford a 700k house, I'm sure you could afford a fifteen-mile taxi trip into civilisation as well!

As for the asking price, maybe a few years back you'd be looking at 20-30% over the OO price (and that was in central Edinburgh), but in the current climate, I'd reckon you'd be lucky to sell it for the OO price.

Nice house, BTW!

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Scottish sale system of "offers over" means it may go for a lot more than that. I have no idea how anyone knows what to offer (i have heard that sellers expect around 20% over depending on interest) but watching LLL when they buy in scotland the offers over versus what they put a bid in for was sometimes miles over (granted it might just be Krustys expert buying strategy :P )

For my first house in Scotland I made an "offer under" the "offer over" figure and this was accepted, like anywhere else depends on supply and demand and how keen the respective parties are to do the deal.

I know some people wax lyrical about the Scottish system but it has its pit-falls.

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06 April 2013 Price changed: Guide Price £900,000 Offers Over £695,000

30 August 2012 Price changed: Guide Price £1,200,000 £900,000

05 October 2011 Initial entry found.

I see that's on an older Rightmove lisiting for it, with a different EA: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31671466.html

Still a fortune, and who wants or needs 7 bedrooms. These larger homes are more offputting than ever. People planning larger families can make do with smaller homes.

And concerns private home-owners will probably be taxed for under-utilised occupation eventually, with it only being a couple of years back there were plans to use aerial photographs to increase council taxes for people with conservatories. Better to blend in as well these days, rather than people imagining you're parading around with no worries in such a pompous looking house.

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Hello Count. I am thinking the same thing. I am ready to throw in the towel and buy out of England. The FLS, and stupid new scheme by Osborne is going to send the market up again this year. I'm getting too bloody old. I've been waiting for UK houses to return to true value since 2003. The good thing is I have now saved nearly enough to buy one cash but because they are still overpriced boxes I'm not going to. Scotland I have considered moving to, but the trouble is the scots really don't like the English. And seeing as most of them are loony socialists who hate Thatcher I could never live up there... I would want to argue with them and put them straight all the time on how she saved the UK.

Spain though, portugal, or Malta maybe instead?

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In the last election over 20% of Scots voted conservative - and for a finger in the air guess. I would say between a third and a half of Scots don't hate thatcher at all.

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In the last election over 20% of Scots voted conservative - and for a finger in the air guess. I would say between a third and a half of Scots don't hate thatcher at all.

Really, well thats good then. I must have been brainwashed by the BBC, for everytime they want to put on a person in a debate who is there to attack Thatcher or the Tories they are nearly always Scottish (usually from Glasgow) I also work with a few scots and they hate her too.

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Really, well thats good then. I must have been brainwashed by the BBC, for everytime they want to put on a person in a debate who is there to attack Thatcher or the Tories they are nearly always Scottish (usually from Glasgow) I also work with a few scots and they hate her too.

Its the same as independence. All this lot or the thatcher haters tend to be very loud and so you notice them more.

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Livingston is a bit of a s-hole, granted (I should know, I used to live there!), but if you can afford a 700k house, I'm sure you could afford a fifteen-mile taxi trip into civilisation as well!

As for the asking price, maybe a few years back you'd be looking at 20-30% over the OO price (and that was in central Edinburgh), but in the current climate, I'd reckon you'd be lucky to sell it for the OO price.

Nice house, BTW!

Yes, those days are long gone.

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This excellent find from the Count bumped.

Since it contrasts with that pile of junk for sale in Catalonia for a million euro (running on another thread). Who says the UK is more expensive than the Continent.

Edited by crashmonitor

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In the last election over 20% of Scots voted conservative - and for a finger in the air guess. I would say between a third and a half of Scots don't hate thatcher at all.

.. native born? heading for the hills to avoid hpi (and/or benefit from), has been going on for a very, very long time

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